On Monday, September 2 CUPE Ontario members will take part in Labour Day events in communities across the province. Toronto Locals marching with CUPE Ontario should meet at 9am sharp in Section 6—the West side of University North from Armoury St to Dundas St.W (where we have been in past years). We will be marching down University to Queen
Rolling her wheelchair down the narrow crowded halls, Daisy is heard before she is seen, “Please? Please? Puleeeeease!!!” Half of her fellow residents ignore her, while the other half yell at her to shut up. Most of the staff pass by her as if she is invisible, immune to her constant quest for validation. I
They are often the unsung heroes when someone is in need. Saskatchewan continues to see an increasing number of nurses providing care to residents across the province. Since 2007, 3,800 nurses have joined the province’s nursing workforce, a 30 per cent increase. In total, almost 16,500 nurses of all designations are now practicing in Saskatchewan.
For too long, Ontarians have struggled on their own to navigate a disconnected and fragmented mental health and addictions system. Ontario’s patients and families deserve timely access to the mental health and addictions services they need, when and where they need them. Throughout Mental Health Week and Children’s Mental Health Week, which are both concluding,
Following the provincial government’s announcement Monday that it will be committing an additional $174 million to its 10-year, $3.8 billion mental-health and addictions strategy, Perth Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece announced an additional $2.1 million for local service providers Friday afternoon. “Our government is keeping our promise to make mental health and addictions a priority,” Pettapiece
Libraries across northern Ontario say it’s clear the provincial cuts to the Ontario Library Service will impact programs and services beyond just the interlibrary loan. In a written release Thursday, the 55 northern Ontario libraries announced they had been informed May 9 that half the unionized staff jobs – five full time equivalent positions – at Ontario Library
The Ford Conservatives’ latest restructuring plan will see increased chaos and confusion that will reduce the quality of care in this province, and ultimately punish municipal governments who are already struggling to provide quality health services in their regions, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. While the long-term health plan presented to Ontarians in